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Image for The Light appearing more and more towards the perfect Day. or, A farther Discovery of the present state of the Indians in New-England, Concerning the Progresse of the Gospel amongst them. Manifested by Letters from such as preacht to them there. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. III.)

The Light appearing more and more towards the perfect Day. or, A farther Discovery of the present state of the Indians in New-England, Concerning the Progresse of the Gospel amongst them. Manifested by Letters from such as preacht to them there. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. III.)

By: Whitfield, Henry; Caryl, Joseph; Mayhow [Mayhew], Thomas; Eliot, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York: Reprinted for Joseph Sabin / [Joel] Munsell: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2129775

Condition: Good


Limited edition, hand numbered 44 and initialed by Joseph Sabin. One of 50 copies. Binding weakening, several gatherings loose. 1865 Large Hardcover. [viii], 46 pp. 4to. 1865 reissue of 1651 original. Sabin 103688: 'Contains a letter from Thomas Mayhew, dated 'From Great Harbor in Martins [sic] Vineyard Sept. 7. 1650'; also five letters from John Eliot written from Roxbury in 1649 and 1650.' View more info

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A Memoir of Sir Edmund Andros, Knt., Governor of New England, New York and Virginia, &c., &c., with a Portrait.

By: Whitmore, William Henry

Price: $500.00

Publisher: T.R. Marvin & Son: 1868

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2008336

Condition: Good


Second edition. Front hinge starting, corners faded, boards a bit rubbed. 1868 Hard Cover. xlix, [1] pp. 4to. Black leather spine & corners, marbled boards, red top edge, pink endpapers, gilt titles & rules, printed on laid paper. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Sir Edmund Andros. 1868 reissue, reprinted from the 'Andros Tracts' (Howes A271), published by the Prince Society of Boston. Sabin 103755 also references the Andros Tracts, stating that Whitmore was the editor. View more info

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Letters of Roger Williams to Winthrop (Old South Leaflets No. 54)

By: Williams, Roger

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Old South Association, Boston: 1896

Seller ID: 2005481

Condition: Very Good


Lightly toned, 1 inch tear to last page. 1896 Stapled Binding. 20 pp. Stapled binding, self wrappers. A transcript of several letters written by early American settler Roger Williams to John Winthrop, with notes. View more info

Image for Weybosset Bridge in Providence Plantations, 1700-1790: Being an Account of a Quest for Liberty, with Portraits of Many Saints and Sinners, and a Special Study of the Rev'd Joseph Snow, jun'r

Weybosset Bridge in Providence Plantations, 1700-1790: Being an Account of a Quest for Liberty, with Portraits of Many Saints and Sinners, and a Special Study of the Rev'd Joseph Snow, jun'r

By: Wilson, Arthur

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Pilgrim Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1981917

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Lacks jacket. 1947 Hard Cover. xi, 275 pp. 8vo. A history of Protestantism in colonial America, particularly within Providence Plantations, a religious refuge founded by Roger Williams to protect religious minorities. View more info

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Sailors: Narratives of Voyages along the New England Coast, 1524-1624

By: Winship, George Parker

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Company: 1905

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2084309

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #224 of 440 copies (only 400 of which were offered for sale). Publisher's prospectus laid in. Slipcase included but in need of repair - top panel missing, all other parts present but split and loose at seams. 1905 Hard Cover. 292 pp. 8vo. Includes fold-out frontispiece of John Smith's map of New England, two other maps from Champlain's Voyages, and facsimiles of title pages from several early works. A variety of early voyages are treated here, including Samuel de Champlain's exploration of Maine and Massachusetts, Henry Hudson's experiences at Penobscot and the Fishing Banks, ... View more info

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Christopher Columbus and How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery

By: Winsor, Justin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1892

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 2106323

Condition: Good


Fifth edition. Hinges weak, spine toned, ink name on front flyleaf. 1892 Hard Cover. xi, 674 pp. 8vo. Beige cloth spine, brown morocco spine label, gilt titles, top edge gilt. An account of Christopher Columbus's career in exploration and his influence on others, with maps and illustrations throughout. View more info

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Puritan City: The Story of Salem (Illustrated)

By: Winwar, Frances

Price: $20.00

Publisher: National Travel Club: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265932

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine lightly toned. 1938 Hard Cover. x, 307 pp. Endpapers illustrated with a map of New England. A history of Salem, Massachusetts. View more info

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The Admirable Cotton Mather

By: Wood, James Playsted

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Seabury Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005524

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1971 Hard Cover. ix, 164 pp. 8vo. A biography of the prominent Puritan minister in colonial America. Bibliography and index follow text. View more info

Image for Wood's New-England's Prospect (New Englands Prospect. A true, lively, and experimentall description of that part of America, commonly called New England: discovering the state of that Countrie, both as it stands to our new-come English Planters; and to the old Native Inhabitants. Laying downe that which may both enrich the knowledge of the mind-travelling Reader, or benefit the future Voyager.) (Burt Franklin: Research and Source Works Series #131) (American Classics in History and Social Science #2)

Wood's New-England's Prospect (New Englands Prospect. A true, lively, and experimentall description of that part of America, commonly called New England: discovering the state of that Countrie, both as it stands to our new-come English Planters; and to the old Native Inhabitants. Laying downe that which may both enrich the knowledge of the mind-travelling Reader, or benefit the future Voyager.) (Burt Franklin: Research and Source Works Series #131) (American Classics in History and Social Science #2)

By: Wood, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Burt Franklin: 1967

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2265016

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 150 small paper copies (20 large paper copies were also printed). Spine slightly faded. 1967 Hard Cover. xxxi, [9], 131, [1] pp. 1967 reissue of 1865 Prince Society edition, which was taken from the 1764 edition of the work originally published in 1634. Reproduction of map of 'The South part of New-England, as it is Planted this yeare, 1634' precedes text. Includes prefaces from 1865 and 1764 editions, the full text of New England's Prospect, an Indian vocabulary, a constitution and list of members of the Prince Society, and an index. Sabin 105076: An introductory essay... View more info

Image for Dorothy Quincy, Wife of John Hancock, with Events of Her Time

Dorothy Quincy, Wife of John Hancock, with Events of Her Time

By: Woodbury, Ellen C.D.Q.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Neale Publishing Company: 1905

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2278329

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Spine toned, boards lightly soiled with minor rubbing from titles on front board, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. 259, [5] pp. 8vo. Frontispiece of Dorothy Quincy, a couple plates in text. View more info

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The Arts in America: The Colonial Period

By: Wright, Louis B.; Tatum, George B.; McCoubrey, John W.; Smith, Robert C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2165566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor wear to corners.Very Good. 1969 Large Hardcover. 368 pp. A study of various artistic disciplines during America's infancy, featuring chapters by four writers with diverse backgrounds related to art history. Bibliography and index follow text. View more info

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The Colonial Printer

By: Wroth, Lawrence C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dominion Books / The University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2278282

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Spine creased, wrappers lightly toned. 1964 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxiv, 368 pp. A reissue of the 1938 second edition, and the first appearance in paperback form. From the back cover: 'Liberally illustrated, [Wroth's] study treats almost every conceivable aspect of the printer's trade from 1639 (the establishment of the first press) to the end of the colonial period.' Bibliography and index follow text. View more info

Image for Roger Williams: Marshall Woods Lecture, in Sayles Hall, October 26, 1936 (Brown University Papers XIV [14]) [with] Roger Williams in Salem.

Roger Williams: Marshall Woods Lecture, in Sayles Hall, October 26, 1936 (Brown University Papers XIV [14]) [with] Roger Williams in Salem.

By: Wroth, Lawrence C.; Brooks, Mrs. Henry M.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Brown University / Bulletin of the Essex Institute: 1937

Seller ID: 1981904

Condition: Very Good


Loss from corners of Brooks pamphlet along binding edge. Wroth pamphlet very good to near fine - edges lightly rubbed. 1937 Stapled Binding. 41; 77-86 pp. Stapled bindings. The fourteenth installment in the Brown University Papers, providing a lecture about Roger Williams and his influence on the history of Rhode Island, in celebration of the state's tercentenary (1636-1936). Laid in is an 1896 pamphlet published by the Essex Institute, its contents being a paper read before the local history class, attempting to explain Williams's religious views in the context of colonial history. Roger Will... View more info

Image for Religion in New Netherland: A History of the Development of the Religious Conditions in the Province of New Netherland, 1623-1664 - A Dissertation Presented to the University of Louvain to Obtain the Degree of Docteur es Sciences Morales et Historiques

Religion in New Netherland: A History of the Development of the Religious Conditions in the Province of New Netherland, 1623-1664 - A Dissertation Presented to the University of Louvain to Obtain the Degree of Docteur es Sciences Morales et Historiques

By: Zwierlein, Frederick J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Printing Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1981962

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper, two words marked with ink on first page only. 1910 Hard Cover. vi, 365 pp. 8vo. Fold-out map precedes text. A Ph.D. dissertation by a professor of church history at St. Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, NY, exploring the religious landscape in early colonial New York. Chronology, bibliography, and index follows text. View more info

Image for A Description of the Province of New Albion. And a Direction for Adventurers with small stock to get two for one, and good land freely: And for Gentlemen, and all Servants, Labourers and Artificers, to live plentifully. And a former Description reprinted of the healthiest, pleasantest, and richest Plantation of New Albion in North Virginia, proved by thirteen witnesses. Together with a letter from Master Robert Evelin, that lived there many yeers, shewing the particularities, and excellency thereof : With a brief of the charge of victual, and necessaries, to transport and buy stock for each Planter, or Labourer, there to get his Master fifty pounds per Annum, or more, in twleve trades, and at ten pounds charges onely a man.

A Description of the Province of New Albion. And a Direction for Adventurers with small stock to get two for one, and good land freely: And for Gentlemen, and all Servants, Labourers and Artificers, to live plentifully. And a former Description reprinted of the healthiest, pleasantest, and richest Plantation of New Albion in North Virginia, proved by thirteen witnesses. Together with a letter from Master Robert Evelin, that lived there many yeers, shewing the particularities, and excellency thereof : With a brief of the charge of victual, and necessaries, to transport and buy stock for each Planter, or Labourer, there to get his Master fifty pounds per Annum, or more, in twleve trades, and at ten pounds charges onely a man.

By: [Plantagenet, Beauchamp; Evelyn, Robert]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Genesee Press / The Post Express Printing Company:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2164329

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1900. Wrapper edges rubbed with minor loss. 29 pp. Plain brown wrappers, sewn binding. Late 19th or early 20th century reissue of 1648 original (original referenced in Sabin 63310, Howes P415, Church 488). The term 'New Albion' referenced the portion of North America north of Mexico, which Sir Francis Drake laid claim to in the name of England in 1579, but this work focuses on a province of the same name located in northern Virginia. View more info

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The Life of George Washington.

By: [Reed, Anna B.]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: American Sunday-School Union / L. Johnson, Stereotyper: 1842

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292006

Condition: Very Good


Reissue of Sabin 101845. Lightly foxed throughout (a bit more so to front and end matter), pencil name on front flyleaf. 1842 Hard Cover. 288 pp. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, four engraved plates in text. A biography detailing the military and political career of George Washington, with the Declaration of Independence, a letter from Thomas McKean to C.A. Rodney, and 'Reminiscences of Gen. Washington' appended. View more info